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Microsoft fixing Zune HD Twitter censoring problem

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Dec 2009 22:45 User comments (4)

Microsoft fixing Zune HD Twitter censoring problem Released just this week, the Zune HD Twitter app is already being updated after users criticized the application for automatically censoring any explicit words written by users in their Tweets. Perhaps more upsetting was the fact that there was no option to turn the censoring off.
The censoring is a new trick for a Twitter app, with more popular clients such as TweetDeck not even having censorship as an option. Twitter's direct site does not censor either.

Microsoft responded within hours to the online complaints (via Cnet): "The recently released Twitter for Zune HD application has been abbreviating some explicit words in tweets when viewed on the device. However, these explicit words do appear in their full text on the Twitter site or on any other Twitter client. We have identified the issue and are taking steps to update the application as soon as possible to ensure Twitter for Zune HD users are able to view tweets in their original state."

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4 user comments

118.12.2009 22:56

i like swears

219.12.2009 2:55

It isn't just swears...if it is anything like newegg's censorship program, it goes way over the line.

For example, you cannot say "screwed" on newegg. This might make sence based on the sentence, "I just screwed my girlfriend", but it is a big pain in the *** when you want to write, "the card snapped off when I screwed it in".

It is just downright stupid...and all for what? Bad words? They don't remove the truly terrible words such as RIAA and MPAA.

319.12.2009 13:57

Ah, freedom of speech should NEVER be taken for granted, it's what makes us Americans in the first place, right? - BLUEBOY

422.12.2009 19:27

Nothing beats a lil profanity every now and then :P
can they just make this an enable disable option instead however i dont use twitter nor will i ever. In saying that i was pretty sure i said the same thing about facebook :P

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